Early period, circa 1500-1720 (T. Garrard) - Good condition.
Lot with 20 small geometric AKAN gold weights and 2 other bronze ones from Ghana (Ashanti) and Ivory Coast (Baulé).
Geometric models from the early period 1500-1720 (Garrard).
Unique miniature bronze sculptures made following the lost wax (cire perdue) method.
Wear and tear, age patina with shiny accents.
- 4 rectangular ones, 1 with 3 breads and 3 stepped pyramids
- 3 swastika variants, 1 with oblique engraving
- 4 combs and squared variants
- 1 twisted comb, 1 with crosses, 1 with wells, 1 polydentate comb (casting flaw)
- 3 polydentate combs and 1 double comb with cross
- 1 pendant (casting flaw) and 1 open triangle (presumably a modern copy).
Together, all 22 pieces weigh ca. 330 grams.
See for example: T. Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade: plate 38, 39, 40 early period 1500-1720
These are original, ethnically crafted, used gold weights.
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